Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:18 PM
I have an idea, which I admit is wacky and might not work too well.
Let's say the judge (or the participants) comes up with ten or a dozen song titles.
New, old, pop, jazz, reggae, opera, traditional, country, rap, instrumental, one-word title, love song, dirge, translated from the Croatian original, kids' favorite -- it doesn't matter.
Then the participants pick one of the titles. This will be the title of their piece. It might even be interesting if the writers can pick anything, so that there can be duplicates -- to see which directions people take.
The lyrics, artist, video, etc. do not matter and, I'd say, it's better if the writer doesn't know the work at all..
Essentially, this is a vehicle for creating a short story based upon a provided title, but the hook (ha!) is the song title. I love song titles, not only because I love music, but also because I feel that they often have to pack a good punch into a small package, so they can be good, er, vehicles.
Honk if you love silence.
Author, Trek Citizen and not much bigger than a bread box